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Upgrading this website

IJsselstein, Thursday, 24 May 2007 (updated: Wednesday, 13 June 2007)

We are in the progress of upgrading this website, hoping to improve our service. If you have any suggestions for improvements, please suggest them here.

A lot of the upgrade process will be behind the scenes, and we hope you will not notice them, but we are also improving and adding features.

One of the first things we tackled is our currency exchange page. Instead of relying on a third party, we have now directly incorporated the rates (downloaded from the European Central Bank, but converted into Philippine pesos) into our database. We will update the rates every working day.

Secondly, we have finally implemented a password change and reset facility, so now, if you have forgotten your password (but not your user name, and still use the same email address), you can simply change it. In future, we will add more features for registered members.

To improve our visibility, we are in the progress of tagging geographic locations on this website. (See Geotagging Web Pages and RSS Feeds for a discussion on how to do this.

Please Help Us Keeping our Forums Clean.

On 2 November 2005, we already reported on the constant attack by spammers and other web-nuisances on our forums. Since then we have been able to keep this site relatively clean of spam.

However, this is a constant struggle, with literally hundreds of fake messages, and attempts at spamming our forums each day. We are constantly working to stop this avalanche, and for this purpose are currently testing a few subtle changes in the way our forums work. If you are a human, you should not even notice them. However, we may not be always be successful in that. If in the coming weeks you notice something strange in the way comments and user feedback are handled, please do tell us!

Jeroen Hellingman

What readers think...

Bernagen White wrote:
Thursday, 21 February 2008 11:57:20 PHT
I'm curious about the college schools in Bohol. I would like to see some photos and courses they have and tuition fees information. I'm writing from America. I work in the Hospital and realized how America needed more Nurses so bad. Most of my co-workers got their Nursing degree from other countries. Going to school here in America is way too expensive, plus you have to work for living and we don't have anybody to help us in our home at least somebody to watch the kids. So there is just no way I can get my degree here. Hope you can provide some information here in your website. I'm sure there's a lot of Filipino who wanted to go back to Bohol and taking Nursing classes.
Adohn_386 wrote:
Thursday, 28 June 2007 13:46:33 PHT
How about allowing people to upload their videos taken while traveling in or visiting Bohol? Perhaps devote a separate page for these uploaded videos....of course, the contributions need to be reviewed and rated first.

This is a good idea, and we love to add videos to the site. We will probably look into hosting them at Youtube, or something similar, as videos cost a lot of disk-space.--Jeroen.

Gwargz wrote:
Saturday, 16 June 2007 07:19:20 PHT
Jeroen, how are you bro? Nice idea of upgrading. I am happy you have come up to that idea. I've been off from this website for over a year? The reason is that I did not read any daily updates. For me a Boholano, who is away from home, I need to nourish my cravings to go home by reading daily news (any kinda news about Bohol). And that feeling may also be the same to other Boholanos. To some some foreigners who want to see Bohol, a daily news may also be helpful for them to see what's going daily in Bohol. I hope this is well-taken. God bless you, Jeroen. Hope to meet you personally.
Benedict wrote:
Monday, 11 June 2007 12:18:44 PHT
Hi Jeroen, I think it is now the right time to upgrade, I would to suggest that daily news and updates bout Bohol should be included. This site is the best so far when talking bohol. More power!

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